Rovman Powell IPL 2024 Team: Which team West Indies allrounder playing for in IPL 2024?
Updated on: Dec 19, 2023 2:09 pm IST
In the IPL 2024 player auction’s initial rounds, West Indies’ T20I skipper, Rovman Powell, emerged as an unexpected high-earning player, fetching INR 7.4 crore from Rajasthan Royals.
The bidding war, notably contested by Kolkata Knight Riders, saw Royals allocate over half of their auction budget, INR 14.5 crore, to secure Powell’s services. Powell’s price surged significantly from his previous auction value of INR 2.8 crore when he was bought by Delhi Capitals in 2022.
Another engaging bidding tussle involved England’s Harry Brook, eventually secured by Delhi Capitals for INR 4 crore. Brook, who had commanded a staggering INR 13.25 crore price tag in the 2023 auction with Sunrisers Hyderabad, found a new home after being released by his former franchise.
Sunrisers Hyderabad swiftly moved to fill the gap left by Brook’s departure by acquiring Australian batter Travis Head for INR 6.8 crore. Head, celebrated as the Player of the Match in the ODI World Cup semi-final and final, attracted competitive bids from Chennai Super Kings before joining Sunrisers.
Notably, Australian batter Steven Smith, South African batter Rilee Rossouw, alongside Indian batters Manish Pandey and Karun Nair, all listed with base prices at INR 2 crore, remained unsold in the initial rounds among the capped batters.
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